Curious quartz pebble collected on a field trip to Kentucky, Image Credit: Lori Carter
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This strange looking pebble was collected on a field trip to Kentucky. It is quartz and the pattern on it is a form of chalcedony called "beekite". Beekite rings are considered to be pseuodomorphs of chalcedony after coral or shells; or they may form when carbonates are replaced by silica.